enjambment
also enjambement noun Etymology: French enjambement, from Middle French, encroachment, from enjamber to straddle, encroach on, from en- + jambe leg — more at jamb Date: circa 1839 the running over of a sentence from one verse or couplet into another so that closely related words fall in different lines — compare run-on

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  • Enjambment — (also spelled enjambement) is the breaking of a syntactic unit (a phrase, clause, or sentence) by the end of a line or between two verses. It is to be contrasted with end stopping, where each linguistic unit corresponds with a single line, and… …   Wikipedia

  • enjambment — also enjambement, 1837, from Fr. enjambement or from enjamb (c.1600), from Fr. enjamber to stride over, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + jambe leg (see JAMB (Cf. jamb)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enjambment — or enjambement [en jam′mənt] n. [Fr enjambement < enjamber, to encroach < en (see EN 1) + jambe, leg: see JAMB] Prosody the use of a RUN ON line of verse: cf. END STOPPED …   English World dictionary

  • enjambment — enjambed, adj. /en jam meuhnt, jamb /, n., pl. enjambments / meuhnts/. Pros. the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break. [1830 40; < F enjambement, equiv. to enjamb(er) to stride over,… …   Universalium

  • enjambment — noun /ɪnˈʤæmbmənt/ A technique in poetry whereby a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause. An instance of this …   Wiktionary

  • enjambment — n. continuation of a thought from one verse to another (Poetry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enjambment — en·jamb·ment …   English syllables

  • enjambment — en•jamb•ment or en•jambe•ment [[t]ɛnˈdʒæm mənt, ˈdʒæmb [/t]] n. pl. ments ( mənts). pro the running on of the thought from one poetic line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactic break • Etymology: 1830–40; < F enjambement <… …   From formal English to slang

  • enjambment — /ɛnˈdʒæmmənt/ (say en jammuhnt), /ən / (say uhn ) noun the running on of the thought from one line or couplet to the next. Also, enjambement. {French enjambement, from enjamber stride over, project, from en en 1 + jambe leg} …   Australian English dictionary

  • enjambment — n. (also enjambement) Prosody the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza. Etymology: F enjambement f. enjamber (as EN (1), jambe leg) …   Useful english dictionary

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